Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Hong Kong Botanical & Zoological Garden - 香港動植物公園

Location: Albany Road, Mid Levels, Hong Kong

Being the most historical garden in Hong Kong, the Botanical Garden accompanies the growth of many Hong Kongers, including myself. Almost every Hong Kong people had their footprints here. When I was young, my mother took us here almost everyday after dinner.

The Hong Kong Botanical Garden is believed to have the best geographical location, in terms of Chinese astrology. At a very prestigious area of central Hong Kong, surrounded by state-of-the-art commercial and residential buildings in Central, its main entrance is just opposite to the former Governor’s House. From the colonial days, you can find a statue of KG VI, the father of current QE II.

Hong Kong Botanical & Zoological Garden
The central fountain here is a previous-generation landmark of Hong Kong. Almost every Kong Kong people had taken photos here. The pinales tree next to the fountain is one of the oldest trees in Hong Kong – see photo below.

The main garden is mainly botanical together with birds while the junior garden is zoological, both connected by a short subway. All the animals here are my friends especially the ring-tail monkeys.

Travel Information
Transportation: MTR Admiralty Station. Change to bus 12A to MacDonnell Road. Enter the Park via footbridge over Garden Road.

Opening Hours:
Fountain Terrace Garden 6am - 10 pm
Green House/ Education and Exhibition Centre 9am - 4:30 pm

Other Areas 6am - 7pm

Admission: Free

Hong Kong Travel Blog - Hong Kong Botanical & Zoological Garden

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